2019 is going to be a year of major investment in the efforts to retain professional drivers. Many companies plan to start offering more sign-on bonuses, increasing wages, and being overall more driver-focused. Ensuring a professional driver’s daily routine is more efficient and stress-free is a major factor that can contribute to driver retention.
The industry is also expecting to see an increase in recruiting targeting women, minorities, and younger generations this year. With generation Z and young millennials likely to increase in the industry in 2019, stronger communications and more transparency will be crucial to cater to the expectations of these younger generations.
Re-distributing more funds to recruitment and retention could be a fleet’s saving grace. We also recommend updating driver on-boarding processes and management techniques to help attract and retain quality new-hires.
Drivers will start seeing companies increase wages, offer bonuses, have clearer communication and state-of-the-art trucking technology with upgraded ELD/HOS integration, hassle-free navigation, weigh-station bypass (powered by Drivewyze), fuel perks, and more!
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